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Tools for Student Collaboration (T4SC)

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Tools for Student Collaboration (T4SC)

Abstract:  Learning is fun when it is social. In this session, participants will team up and learn how to engage students in collaborative learning in and out of the classroom using their computers and/or smart phones. The focus will be on Google drive (text, presentation, and forms), curation (Padlet, Miro, Wakelet), and Moodle tools that enhance student collaboration

Target audience:


  • English language teachers of every age group
  • Faculty and teacher training staff 

Session objectives:


  • By the end of this session, participants will have learned about and practiced using audio, video, images, and text tools for student collaboration.
  • By the end of the session, participants will have used video recorders such as Vimeo, Screencast-o-matic, and Flipgrid, Google Drive (text, slides, forms, and sheets), Wakelet, Miro, and Padlet, Voki and Quizlet.
  • By the end of the session, participants will have created collaborative learning activities for their English language learners (ELL) in and out of the classroom. 

Week 1: January 11-17 

Participants will introduce themselves using Flipgrid, Voki, Vimeo, and Screencast-o-matic and team up using a group selection activity.

Week 2: January 18 - 24 


Google word text docs and add Quizlet as an activity.

Participants will work in teams or individually to create a Google word text doc on a topic of their choice related or unrelated to their work and comment on each others' docs using text and audio with videos using Flipgrid, Vimeo, Screencast-o-matic.  

Week 3: January 25 - 31


Google Slides and other collaborative tools

Participants will work in teams or individually to create a Google presentation on a topic of their choice related or unrelated to their work and comment on each others' slides using  text, audio, and videos using Flipgrid, Vimeo, Screencast-o-matic.

Week 4: February 1 - 7


Google forms and spreadsheets for student team projects and use text, audio, and videos using Flipgrid, Vimeo, Screencast-o-matic for feedback.

Participants will work in teams or individually.

Week 5: February 8 - 14
Reflections of the session using Flipgrid, Vimeo, Screencast-o-matic, or Padlet/Wakelet/Miro 
using text, audio, and videos using Flipgrid, Vimeo, Screencast-o-matic. 

Media: How will you communicate with participants during the session? Write in all that apply. (You don't need all of them!)  Be as specific as you are able at this stage. You may make changes during the training session. Remember: you may not require participants to pay for using these platforms. Participation in EVO is free. If you have no idea which platforms you will use, write We don’t know yet.


  • Moodle (asynchronous)
  • Zoom (synchronous)



  • Computer/smartphone
  • Chrome browser
  • Gmail account 
  • Microphone
  • Web camera
Collaborative Tools 
  1. Flipgrid https://flipgrid.com/d312bb5f
  2. Vimeo https://vimeo.com
  3. Screencast-o-matic https://screencast-o-matic.com
  4. Voki https://www.voki.com
  5. Canva  https://www.canva.com
  6. Wakelet https://wakelet.com
  7. Miro https://miro.com
  8. Padlet https://padlet.com
  9. Quizlet https://quizlet.com
  10. Google (docs, slides, forms) https://drive.google.com
  11. Google Classroom https://classroom.google.com
  12. ZOOM https://zoom.us



Join this session


Registration starts on Jan 5, 2021. 


To join this EVO session:


From January 5 - 11.


  1. Go to: http://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=259
  2. Log in the first and each time by clicking on one of the following social icons: Facebook, Microsoft, or Gmail on the login page: Login in with Gmail, Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft 
  3. Enrol in https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=259



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Nellie Deutsch, Ed.D. is a Canadian long distance teacher, runner, and healer. She has been teaching EFL in the public school system and at universities for over 40 years. Her teaching expertise include junior high school (ages 12-15) team leadership and adult teacher development. She also practices mindfulness, the Alexander Technique, the Paula Method, and Reiki in and out of the classroom. 




















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